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CIPFA to launch Brexit advisory commission

  • Author: IAB and TA editorial
  • Published: 31 Mar 2017

The Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA) has announced the launch of an independent advisory commission to look at the.... read more

Update on OECD Anti-Bribery Convention adoption in Argentina, Finland, UK and Italy

  • Author: Stephanie Wix
  • Published: 29 Mar 2017

Progresses on anti-bribery laws are being made albeit slowly, according to recent publication by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and.... read more

CPA Canada fraud survey finds cybersecurity concerns linger

  • Author: Stephanie Wix
  • Published: 29 Mar 2017

Businesses are believed to be working to protect personal information yet Canadians still have concerns about cybersecurity, according to a survey.... read more

Carney outlines FSB role in assessing G20 financial reforms

  • Author: Vincent Huck
  • Published: 22 Mar 2017

The Financial Stability Board’s (FSB’s) chair Mark Carney has sent a letter to G20 finance ministers and the Central Bank governors to warn them.... read more

IFAC survey reveals number one challenge for SMPs

  • Author: Stephanie Wix
  • Published: 21 Mar 2017

Accountants around the world in small and medium sized practices are facing increased staffing challenges according to an IFAC Global survey of.... read more

Beware of complex accounting areas which can lead to fraud, CAQ report says

  • Published: 20 Mar 2017

The Center for Audit Quality (CAQ) published a report to address the challenges of complex accounting with the aim of halting fraud and reducing.... read more

Delay Making Tax Digital for business, says House of Lords on Finance Bill draft

  • Author: Stephanie Wix
  • Published: 17 Mar 2017

The House of Lords Economic Affairs Committee has released a report on the draft Finance Bill 2017 which covers the much anticipated subject,.... read more

ETAF calls for an EU Code of Conduct for tax intermediaries

  • Author: Rahman Aziz
  • Published: 13 Mar 2017

Answering and EU Commission’s consultation on tax planning, the European Tax Advisor Federation (ETAF) has called for an EU Code of Conduct for tax.... read more

MEPs seek to amend the AML Directive and allow citizens to access data of companies’ beneficial ownership

  • Author: Sarajuddin Isar
  • Published: 10 Mar 2017

The European Parliament’s Economic & Monetary Affairs (ECON) and Civil Liberties Justice & Home Affairs (LIBE) committees have voted on the.... read more

IFIAR announces decline in audit firm inspection findings

  • Author: Stephanie Wix
  • Published: 10 Mar 2017

The International Forum of Independent Audit Regulators (IFIAR) has released their 2016 Inspection Findings Survey revealing a decline in audit.... read more

World Bank, IMF and IFAC committed to influence for PFM reforms and IPSAS implementation

  • Author: Rahman Aziz
  • Published: 9 Mar 2017

Delegates from the Word Bank, the International Public Sector Accounting Standards Board, the IMF and IFAC attended earlier this month an.... read more

Software provider proposes new models for SMP to tackle regulatory and recruitment challenges

  • Author: Stephanie Wix
  • Published: 7 Mar 2017

Uber like and hybrid model at the cross road of Amazon and Linkedin are tomorrow’s solutions for today’s challenges, the audience of Intuit.... read more

Singaporean MoF and regulator issue responses to the public consultation on proposed changes to the Companies Act

  • Author: Rahman Aziz
  • Published: 1 Mar 2017

The Ministry of Finance (MoF) of Singapore and the Singaporean regulator, the Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority (ACRA), have reviewed.... read more

ASEAN audit regulators and the Big-Four commit to a 25% reduction in audits inspection findings

  • Author: Rahman Aziz
  • Published: 28 Feb 2017

The audit regulators of Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore and Thailand have agreed with the Big Four to reduce the number of audits with inspection.... read more

GRI and integrated reporting make strides in India

  • Author: Vincent Huck
  • Published: 21 Feb 2017

An official circular by the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) and a linkage document released by the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) put.... read more

UK FRC to launch a review of the UK corporate governance code

  • Author: Rahman Aziz
  • Published: 20 Feb 2017

The UK Financial Reporting Council (FRC) has announced it will launched a review of the UK corporate governance code later this year, but no.... read more

South African professional body concerned over new financial bill

  • Author: Stephanie Wix
  • Published: 16 Feb 2017

The South African Institute of Professional Accountants (SAIPA) has questioned the constitutionality of the Financial Intelligence Centre Amendment.... read more

Swiss vote against tax reform

  • Author: Stephanie Wix
  • Published: 14 Feb 2017

In a referendum on Sunday, around 59% of Swiss voters chose against the plans for corporate tax reform.. read more

ACCA and CAT study shows demand for accountants over Brexit process

  • Author: Rahman Aziz
  • Published: 14 Feb 2017

The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and the Association of Accounting Technicians (CAT) have published a study showing that.... read more


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